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Is the media paying enough attention to very young entrepreneurs?
African Leadership Academy (ALA) vice president of growth and entrepreneurship Josh Adler says media coverage of young entrepreneurs is disappointing.
ALA’s Anzisha Scenarios green paper points out that young people in developing countries are faced with high unemployment rates, with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) warning that an entire generation of young people could struggle to secure employment.
“There’s a pending crisis that’s coming and the media are not being vociferous enough, I think, in calling it out, and shining a light on what could happen, and who the leading lights are in alternative thinking,” says Adler.
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The Anzisha Prize seeks to fundamentally and significantly increase the number of job generative entrepreneurs in Africa, and is a partnership between African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation. Through Ventureburn, they hope to share inspirational and relatable stories of very young (15 to 22 year old) African entrepreneurs and the people that support them. [learn more]
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